Category Archives: Economics, Marketing, Policy
The Georgia Cotton Commission, Georgia Peanut Commission, and the University of Georgia Peanut and Cotton Teams, will co-sponsor the annual UGA Cotton and Peanut Research Field … Continue reading
The legislative process leading to the next farm bill has been well underway. The current 2014 farm bill will end in September 2018. Numerous hearings … Continue reading
The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 authorized Seed Cotton as a covered commodity under Title 1 of the 2014 farm bill and created eligibility for … Continue reading
On February 9, 2018, the US Congress passed budget legislation that included the designation of seed cotton as a covered commodity under the 2014 farm … Continue reading
Below are links for the 2018 UGA Cotton Budgets developed by Don Shurley, Amanda Smith, and Yangxuan (Serinna) Liu. 2018 Irrigated Conventional Tillage Cotton Budget … Continue reading
11th Annual Georgia Cotton Conference & UGA Cotton Production Workshop (Wednesday, January 31, 2018)
The Georgia Cotton Commission is pleased to announce the guest speakers at the Commission’s 10th Annual Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, January 31, 2018, at the UGA … Continue reading
The Georgia Quality Cotton Awards for the 2017 crop will be presented during the Georgia Cotton Commission Annual Meeting and UGA Cotton Production Workshops on Wednesday, January 31, 2018. For more information and to download the nomination form, click on the link below to continue reading.
Georgia Cotton Folks, The 2018 UGA local county cotton production meeting season has just begun. Each year members of the UGA Cotton Team present information … Continue reading
Georgia Cotton Folks, Below is the link for the 2018 UGA Cotton Production Guide. Hard paper copies of the guide can be obtained by contacting … Continue reading
Well, So Much for the 18-Million Bale Scenario—
And Those Higher Prices
Prior to this week’s USDA crop production estimates, the 2017 US cotton crop was projected at 19 million bales. There seemed to be general consensus, given the crop conditions in parts of Texas, that the crop would not get bigger with this week’s report. There was some belief that the crop is actually less than 19 million (more in the 18 million neighborhood) but that this may not be reflected yet in this week’s August numbers.
The revised crop estimate for August is now 20.55 million bales—1.55 million bales more than the July estimate. Not only did the crop not hold at around 19 million bales but now, if we’re indeed going to eventually retreat to the 18 million bale mark, we’ve got another million and a half bales to cull through.